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Cong workers protest in Lucknow, as demonstrations held across UP to protest K'taka developments

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

workers in today held demonstrations across the state to protest the "unconstitutional and undemocratic" manner in which the BJP has formed the government in

Top leaders, including Raj Babbar, gathered here, even as demonstrations were carried out at all district headquarters of the party to protest the Governor's decision to invite the BJP to form the government in despite the saffron party's numbers being less than the combined tally of the and the (Secular) in the state Assembly.

Karnataka has acted "under pressure" of BJP national in administering oath to B S Yeddyurappa as the Chief Minister, Congress K K Pandey alleged.

In Lucknow, party workers and leaders led by Babbar along with and held a sit-in protest before Mahatma Gandhi's statue at the GPO park.

Babbar alleged that the Karnataka Raj Bhawan was "misused" to ensure that the BJP somehow comes to power in the state and in a similar fashion its governments were also installed in Goa, Bihar, and

It has become a "habit" for the BJP to somehow form its government even without getting majority in the elections, he said.

Later, the Congress leaders met UP and handed over a memorandum in this regard, Pandey said.

Yesterday, Congress workers had burnt an effigy of the BJP and its in the state capital.

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 19:05 IST